Rookie safety Morgan Burnett will miss the remainder of the 2010 season with a torn ACL, head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Monday.
Burnett was injured during the Packers' 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions yesterday at Lambeau Field. McCarthy indicated that Burnett very likely played several plays with the torn ACL before coming out of the game.
The team is weighing their options. With Burnett to go on injured reserve, there are several directions the team may go.
Atari Bigby is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list and eligible to come off after Week 6 of the season will be an option. Until that time, the Packers must get through two weeks in the interim.
McCarthy said he's hopeful veteran safety Charlie Peprah, who was inactive for the game against Detroit with a quad injury, will be able to practice on Wednesday in preparation for this upcoming game on the road against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.
Jarrett Bush is an option to play at safety and will be considered. McCarthy also said the team will talk about elevating undrafted rookie Anthony Levine from the practice squad, but nothing is a given at this point.
Derrick Martin, who filled in for Burnett on Sunday, will also be an option. The head coach said it was tough for Martin in yesterday's game after not getting the same preparation afforded Burnett in practice, especially from a communication standpoint.
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